UK commuters brace for rail fares hike of 3.5%
ONS inflation data published today prompts fears that government-regulated fares could rise at fastest rate for five years
Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”.
The government links the annual January rise in Britain’s regulated fares with the previous July’s retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation, which will be announced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) at 9.30am.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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